Sunday, October 27, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors #38!

Hey! Hi! Hello! How's everyone doing today? Happy to see you here again! I'm sharing another excerpt from my story that is still as of yet untitled. Perhaps I'll call it 'Nutcases'. 

Here's the premise: It's the year 2033. Since so many people have developed allergies to peanuts in this century, the government has banned peanuts and all peanut-related products, including (*gasp*) peanut butter. Side note: I think that was the most anyone has ever used the word 'peanut' in a sentence. Well, as you can imagine, Morgan, my heroine, refuses to live in a world without PB. So, with the help of my hero, Clark, they build their own peanut-butter-making machine in the secret basement of her home and begin the business of bootlegging. Also, they share a few pb kisses, etc, etc. :-D

Here's an excerpt, continuing from where we left off last week:

She opened the freezer and removed one of the last remaining jars. She’d done her best to preserve it for as long as possible, only sampling it on the days when her cravings became too much to bear.

Funny, she almost always craved it after talking to Clark.

She and Clark Straub began corresponding a little over a month ago. She’d found him after searching for several hours on the internet. So much of the past had been erased, at least the parts that pertained to The Final Crunch Down. She learned Clark was a professor at Barnard University who earned his doctorate in agricultural sciences. While she’d read through his bio, she couldn’t help but spend extra seconds gazing at his picture at the top of the screen, the same picture she’d made into her screen saver. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

I have a confession to make. I have phonophobia. There's just something about those hideous contraptions that causes me to break into a cold sweat, experience violent chest pains, and consider jumping off the nearest cliff. I hate making calls, I hate taking calls, and I triple hate leaving messages. I've tried so hard to avoid technology and I've done a pretty awesome job...until now. I have to buy a *shudder* cell phone. No. Phone is such a dirty word. I prefer the term 'mobile device' and shall use it henceforth. My new teaching job requires me to own a mobile device. And so now I'm finally entering a world I know nothing about. I walked into a...mobile device store the other day and said, "Hi, I'm phone-dumb and I'm looking for a smart-phone." It's true. I was blissful before I was forced to confront my ignorance head-on. Le sigh. Anywho, stay tuned for the continuing adventures of Evelyn and her mobile device. :P  
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27 comments:

  1. More peanut butter is always a good thing. Nice 8!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Thanks, Emma! :)

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  2. It seems like our heroine has a crush, what if he turns out he is allergic to peanut butter? hahaha

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    1. LOL, that would be a shame. I don't think he is, though. ;)

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  3. I cracked up at The Final Crunch Down. Good work there, Peanut.

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    1. Why, thank you, Laurie! :D I can't help but sing every time I type that.

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    1. That's always the first sign, isn't it? lol. Thanks, Gemma!

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  5. Good luck with the er uh mobile device LOL! Enjoyed the snippet as always, this is such a fun premise for a story, loved the screen saver touch. Great 8!

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    1. lol, thanks so much, Veronica, for all of the above! :D So happy you're enjoying it!

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  6. Evelyn, I love the tentative title : ) Love that her screensaver is his picture...ah ha ha.

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    1. Good to know! Thanks very much, Millie! :)

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  7. Love that his picture is her screensaver. I have a feeling sparks are going to fly when she meets the real thing.

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    1. I have a feeling you may be on to something there, Sarah! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It's better than a flashing neon sign, isn't it? :D

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  10. I love The Final Crunch Down and I really hope he sees her screen saver - can't you just picture that conversation! LOL! Great snippet.

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    1. Hee! I've already added that to the outline. He'll for sure be seeing it. ;) Thanks, Anne!

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  11. Final Crunch Down! :D Hah! Awesome name.

    His picture as her screen saver? She's got it bad...

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    1. :D Thank you! Oh, I know. I've never done anything that girly over a guy before....

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  12. I love your premise. This story sounds like it'll be a lot of fun!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you think so! :)

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  13. Bootleg peanut butter! Love it. This is such a fun story. I would so be one of their customers, meeting them in the woods in my pickup to get my jugs of PB. :)

    I hate cell phones too by the way.

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    1. *high fives* Cell phone haters of the world, unite! :D So glad you're enjoying the story, Cindy! If the world ever comes to this, I'll be waiting in the woods with you. lol

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  14. This is a great concept for a story! No more PB? What am I supposed to pair with my chocolate??

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